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WORMS & All

05/20/2013 Ahh shucks …… Someone needs to go where the rhubarb grows and rake in the fish fertilizer so that the dogs won’t eat it all. Or muddle about a bit in the front flowerbeds, sort the weeds from the maybe weeds. Determine what can stay and what cannot. You know, make the big decisions […]

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Memories – Mama and Sweet Lorene

03/03/13 Out the back door Mama sits, wedged around some summer table we’ve scavenged, complete with sun faded, once white, plastic chairs and our three dogs sifting around her feet for crumbs. Most mornings, she and Sweet Lorene arrive here at our house on Dogwood street to run the dogs, fold towels and put away […]

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Tate and Tate in the Fall

The Dexter Dog is curled up in what remains of summer, over by the fence in the early morning, trying to wring a bit o warmth from the morning sun sunshine. That seems to be his temperament, it’s all good and breakfast is just around the corner. Seems as though we’ve been gone from home […]

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Fall Feasts with Tate and Tate

Back to school, summers ends and smoke ascends from Black Butte along the horizon. It has been busy season for us here at the “No Longer Big Kitchen”, four a.m. mornings and midnight returns. Summer has washed over as some great wave leaving us drenched; it’s like cresting to the surface from beneath the water […]

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Hello June!

I know she’s still in there, the Lola Dog within the Lola Dog; the puppy that raced in circles and wouldn’t stop biting with needle teeth. How she flew down the hallway in pursuit of the bedtime ball chase with Poppa, back when she was the “only” dog, before the Springer’s came, when she could […]

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Spring in Central Oregon

Spring in Central Oregon; the slightest bit of sun sends us into a spectacle of gratitude telling each other “how nice it is today”, as we scrape the ice from the car window or turn up the thermostat to chase the chill from the room watching all that deceptive daylight undulating by the window masquerading […]

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Summer is Here

Ahh, it’s summer at last and a day off thrown in to boot. There, in the alley, lies the remains of a bird, so long dead and tire flattened that it’s become an artsy inlay to the dirt road surface. The Daisy dog is entranced, she, like Lola dog despises birds and chases them about […]

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Remembering old friends

So it looks like the latest version of the itinerant yard guy is a no show; the lawn is dog belly high and the “never go away” mint and grass is beginning to devour the flowerbeds once again. I swear, plastic flowers and cement have never looked so appealing to me as they do this […]

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Full Moon Memories

The full moon makes me restless. Disturbs the sleep. It stirs the brain like silt from a riverbed. Thoughts and images rise as bubbles, murky, then shimmering, bursting crystal upon the surface. How will tomorrow be? Was there a container of whipped of cream with that last cobbler? Have I forgotten someone, something? Memories flicker […]

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